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" The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down... "
The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of ... - Page 279
by Roger North - 1826
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Catalogue of the Hopkins Railway Library

Stanford University. Libraries, Frederick John Teggart - Railroads - 1895 - 266 pages
...was very agreeable . . . Some of the aldermen related strange Histories of their coal works. . . . The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber,...straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with finir rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four...
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The Romance of Engineering: The Stories of the Highway, the Waterway, the ...

Henry Frith - Engineering - 1895 - 364 pages
...of ground between the colliery and the river. They sell leave to lead coals over the ground. . . . The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber...down to the river, exactly straight and parallel, . . . whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw four or five chaldrons of coal." i This...
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Other Times and Other Seasons

Laurence Hutton - American essays - 1895 - 181 pages
...middle of the seventeenth century. In the Life of Lord-Keeper North they were thus described in 1676: "The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rollers fitting those...
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Other Times and Other Seasons

Laurence Hutton - American essays - 1895 - 208 pages
...middle of the seventeenth century. In the Life of Lord-Keeper North they were thus described in 1676: "The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rollers fitting those...
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The Story of American Coals

William Jasper Nicolls - Coal - 1896 - 418 pages
...Colebrookdale, in Shropshire, England. A writer in 1676 describes the old wooden railways as follows : " The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber...straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made with rowlets, fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or...
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Monthly Bulletin, Volume 8

International Railway Congress Association - Railroads - 1926
...men have pieces of ground between the colliery and the river, they sell leave to lead coals over the ground, and so dear that the owner of a rood of ground...the river, exactly straight and parallel, and bulky «arts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse...
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Bulletin of the United States National Museum

United States National Museum - Science - 1921 - 988 pages
...railway (see fig. 44) which he had seen at Newcastle during the reign of Charles II, as follows: " The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber...straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made with rowlets fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw four or five...
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Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Volume 74

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire - Cheshire (England) - 1923
...S « O "o 81 J! ,H ^ w * Q .S at that time expended his £3o,ooo. In 1676 they are thus described : The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made, with four rollers fitting these...
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Early Railways in South-west Lancashire

W. H. Williams - Railroads - 1923 - 17 pages
...as we find Master Beaumont had at that time expended his £30,000. In 1676 they are thus described : The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made, with four rollers fitting these...
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A Century of Progress: History of the Delaware and Hudson Company, 1823-1923

Delaware and Hudson Company - Coal - 1925 - 755 pages
...1076, his biographer, speaking of this practice in the Newcastle district, says: 'the manner of their carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery down to the river (ic Tyne) exactly straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails...
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